Annette Erlangsen, PhD

Associate Professor, Head of program

Danish Research Institute for Suicide Prevention - DRISP
Mental Health Center Copenhagen
Kildegaardsvej 28, Opg. 15, 4. sal
DK-2900 Hellerup



Research interests

I have been dedicated to research on suicide prevention since 1999. My main research focus has ​been population-based studies using register data in collaboration with international researcher. Lately, we have initiated several interventions focused on suicide prevention. In these, we examine how people at risk may be supported and if the support helps. My research interest furthermore cover: effectiveness of psychosocial therapy, means restriction, suicidal behaviour in older adults, bereaved by suicide, and affected by suicide attempt.


Conway PM, Erlangsen A, Teasdale T, Jakobsen IS, Larsen KJ (in Press)
Severity and intensity of suicidal ideation as risk factors for short-term suicidal behavior: a Danish follow-up study of adolescents at a high risk of suicide. Archives of Suicide Research.​

Lund-Sørensen H, Benros ME, Madsen T, Sørensen HJ, Eaton WW, Postolache TT Nordentoft M Erlangsen A (In Press)
 Infections as Risk Factors for Suicide – a Nationwide Study. Jama Psychiatry.

Morthorst BR, Søgaard B, Nordentoft M, Erlangsen A (2016)
 Incidence rates of deliberate self-harm in Denmark during 1994-2011: a nationwide register study. Crisis

Fedyszyn IE, Erlangse​n A, Hjorthøj C, Madsen T, Nordentoft M (2016)
Repeated suicide attempts and suicide among individuals with a first emergency department contact for attempted suicide: A prospective, nationwide, Danish register-based study. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

Erlangsen A, Lind BD, Stuart EA, Qin P, Stenager E, Larsen KJ, Wang AG, Hvid M, Nielsen AC, Pedersen CM, Winsløv JH, Langhoff C, Mühlmann C, Nordentoft M. (2015)
Short and long term effects of psychosocial therapy provided to persons after deliberate self-harm: a register-based, nationwide multicentre study using propensity score matching. Lancet Psychiatry 2, 47-58.

Larsen JLS, Frandsen H, Erlangsen A. (2015) 
MYPLAN - A mobile phone application for supporting people at risk of suicide. Crisis. DOI: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000371

Shah A, Bhat R, Zarate-Escudero S,  De Leo D, Erlangsen A. (2015) 
Suicide rates in five-year age-bands after the age of 60 years: the international landscape. Aging and Mental Health

Erlangsen A, Stenager E, Conwell Y (2015) 
Physical diseases as predictors of suicide in older adults: a nationwide, register-based cohort study. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 50, 1427-1439.​